Friday, February 29, 2008

Happy 18th Birthday Dad

72 years ago today William McNeil Crawford was born in the Philipines. As legend goes he was born on the dining room table. He's lived a long & crazy life.

During WWII His family was captured by the Japanese & were POWs for 4 years in Santo Thomas. Dad's the middle boy on the right:

The family returned to the US after liberation & my dad grew up to be a pretty good looking guy:

At Cal he met & fell in love with my mom. They seem to love each other still:

He has a huge soft spot in his heart for beasts:

and he's the most loved grandfather to this bunch...

He's living quite a life.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Going Whole Hog

A hearty pig is a leg of ham and a shoulder roast to boot,
His belly and his loin taste good with a garnish of some fruit,
His spare ribs make a sumptuous meal — indeed, from snout to heart,
The pig rewards the frugal chef with a meal from every part.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Thursday, February 07, 2008

The Other Blog is Active Again

Did you know I'm running again? Want to keep up on all the adventures? Check out my other blog.

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

So Big

Can you believe that this little fuzz bug

turned into this majestic beast...

Monday, February 04, 2008

Who Isn't for Puppies?

Yes We Can

Yes, We Can! - Si, Se Puede!

Song & video Inspired by Barack Obama's 'Yes We Can' speech.

It was a creed written into the founding documents that declared the destiny of a nation.

Yes we can.

It was whispered by slaves and abolitionists as they blazed a trail toward freedom.

Yes we can.

It was sung by immigrants as they struck out from distant shores and pioneers who pushed westward against an unforgiving wilderness.

Yes we can.

It was the call of workers who organized; women who reached for the ballots; a President who chose the moon as our new frontier; and a King who took us to the mountaintop and pointed the way to the Promised Land.

Yes we can to justice and equality.

Yes we can to opportunity and prosperity.

Yes we can heal this nation.

Yes we can repair this world.

Yes we can.

We know the battle ahead will be long, but always remember that no matter what obstacles stand in our way, nothing can stand in the way of the power of millions of voices calling for change.

We have been told we cannot do this by a chorus of cynics...they will only grow louder and more dissonant ........... We've been asked to pause for a reality check. We've been warned against offering the people of this nation false hope.

But in the unlikely story that is America, there has never been anything false about hope.

Now the hopes of the little girl who goes to a crumbling school in Dillon are the same as the dreams of the boy who learns on the streets of LA; we will remember that there is something happening in America; that we are not as divided as our politics suggests; that we are one people; we are one nation; and together, we will begin the next great chapter in the American story with three words that will ring from coast to coast; from sea to shining sea --

Yes. We. Can.

Celebrities featured include: Jesse Dylan,, Common, Scarlett Johansson, Tatyana Ali, John Legend, Herbie Hancock, Kate Walsh, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Adam Rodriquez, Kelly Hu, Adam Rodriquez, Amber Valetta, Eric Balfour, Aisha Tyler, Nicole Scherzinger and Nick Cannon